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Frontex responds to Amnesty International organisation’s report


Today, Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri sent a letter to Amnesty International in response to the organisation’s report and questions submitted to Frontex.

In his letter, Frontex’s Director explained the role of the agency in providing assistance with search and rescue activities and clarified how the agency’s multipurpose aerial surveillance works.

Rescuing people in distress at sea remains Frontex top priority and a part of every surveillance activity of Frontex. Thanks to its surveillance activities, Frontex helped in the rescue of 19.651 people in 350 Search and Rescue actions in the Central Mediterranean since 2017.

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